Donata Riedel covers economics and financial policy for Handelsblatt. To contact the author: [email protected]
German economists are starting to question the 10-year-old debt brake rule which they warn is hampering urgently needed investment in the country’s crumbling infrastructure.
Berlin’s unilateral embargo frustrates France and Britain and endangers future cooperation on defense programs.
The Munich Security Report says Europe’s three greatest military powers are still far from replacing the US military on the continent.
As prospects for Germany's economic health continue to soften, consumer demand is still seen outgunning Brexit and other risks.
Europe's largest economy has cooled down, but 2018 was still above the 10-year average as low unemployment and higher wages fueled consumption.
Shallow water on the Rhine halted transport for weeks, contributing to declines in GDP, production and exports.
Think tanks have cut their 2019 growth forecasts amid concerns about trade with China, the impact of Brexit, and weak corporate investment.
Economic nationalism is trumping the European vision of military independence from the United States.
Snafus in the auto industry dented production and growth forecasts, but experts are confident the economy is far from a recession.
While other EU countries keep shipping, Berlin clarifies even weapons sales already approved are prohibited until the facts of the regime critic’s death are known.